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Twisp mayor leads during town crisis

Twisp mayor leads during town crisis

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “I had no aspirations to be the mayor,” recalled Twisp’s mayor, Soo Ing-Moody. Yet, the former sociologist and bed and breakfast owner has spearheaded the effort to help the citizens of this small town in Okanagan county back from the devastating July Carleton complex fires and subsequent flooding that […]

Chen loses retrial of racial discrimination case

Chen loses retrial of racial discrimination case

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly A 12-person jury which included one Asian American determined that former Medina police Chief Jeffrey Chen was not a victim of racial discrimination which forced him out of his job. The U.S. District Court of Western Washington verdict contrasts the original jury decision which awarded Chen $2 million. Although […]

South Korea astronaut has landed in W. Washington

South Korea astronaut has landed in W. Washington

By Kari Plog The News Tribune TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Puyallup isn’t out of this world, but Soyeon Yi will take it. Sitting in a cafe off East Main Avenue, Yi looks like an average 36-year-old resident. But she doesn’t have an average career. She is an international icon after becoming the first South Korean […]

Visiting dignitaries

Visiting dignitaries

04 April 2009

Members of the Metropolitan King County Council met with Ni Xiaoqian, vice chairperson of Wujin Chinese

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 28 No 15 | 4/4 - 4/100 Comments

A community celebration

A community celebration

04 April 2009

The Filipino Youth Activities drill team performs during the opening event for the Hiwatha First Anniversary & Urban Art Fair. Hiawatha held an urban art fair on March 8 to commemorate the organization for completing its first year of operation.

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A new UW director

04 April 2009

Paul Rucker is now the assistant vice president for constituent relations director of Alumni Relations and Programs in the UW Office of Development and Alumni Relations.

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“Hammer Man” surrenders to SWAT team

“Hammer Man” surrenders to SWAT team

04 April 2009

A man has surrendered to members of the Seattle Police SWAT team after a nine-hour standoff.

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Posted in Community News, Vol 28 No 15 | 4/4 - 4/100 Comments

Uwajimaya expands in Washington State

04 April 2009

Uwajimaya will open its fourth market in Renton in late June. The new, more than 30,000-square-foot addition will anchor the Renton

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Posted in Community News, Vol 28 No 15 | 4/4 - 4/100 Comments

Want A better life? Try Feng Shui

Want A better life? Try Feng Shui

04 April 2009

Contrary to popular belief, feng shui is more than mere guidance to redecorate a home or office, and it’s not a religion based on superstitions.

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Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 28 No 15 | 4/4 - 4/100 Comments

Queen Yu-na, indeed! Kim wins first world title

04 April 2009

Kim Yu-na won the title at the World Figure Skating Championships on Mar. 28, setting off celebrations from Southern California to South Korea.

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Posted in National News, Vol 28 No 15 | 4/4 - 4/100 Comments

Not all tests are politically correct, says one student

04 April 2009

Lori Phanachone is a bright student. She maintains a 3.9 grade point average, is a member of the National Honor Society, and ranks seventh out of 119 seniors at Storm Lake High School in Storm Lake, Iowa.

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Posted in National News, Vol 28 No 15 | 4/4 - 4/100 Comments

Warships set sail ahead of North Korean launch

Warships set sail ahead of North Korean launch

04 April 2009

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Japanese, South Korean, and U.S. missile-destroying ships set sail to monitor North Korea’s imminent rocket launch, as Pyongyang stoked tensions

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Want to watch TV? Financial aid returns just in time

04 April 2009

Among the many projects supported by the economic stimulus bill, the transition to digital television (DTV) continues with more than 12 million new coupons now available

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Posted in Briefs, Vol 28 No 15 | 4/4 - 4/100 Comments

Affirmative action goes in opposite directions in Texas and California

04 April 2009

Last month, William Powers, president of the University of Texas, urged state lawmakers to cap the number of students who are guaranteed admission to state colleges at half the current number.

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Counting every API citizen for 2010 census is vital, says U.S. congressmen

04 April 2009

U.S. Representatives Mike Honda and Robert C. Scott held a national census teleconference on March 23. On behalf of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)

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COMMENTARY: After-school programs make all the difference

02 April 2009

One of the most exciting partnerships formed last year was with Van Asselt’s Community Learning Center program run by Tiny Tots Development Center. “Navigating Vietnam” runs once a month at Van Asselt’s after-school program.

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COMMENTARY: Cyrus lawsuit actually has merit

02 April 2009

The lawsuit seeks approximately $4 billion, based on the sum of $4,000 multiplied by an estimated population of one million Asian Pacific Islanders living in the state of California.

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NWAW EDITORIAL: Why not care about former P-I staffers, too?

02 April 2009

Feeling sentimental and adding the visual icon to Seattle’s more than 350 historical landmarks are fine, but what really distinguishes the city above others is its people and quality of life.

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How to be adventurous in Japan without speaking Japanese

How to be adventurous in Japan without speaking Japanese

02 April 2009

If uncertainties and surprises thrill you, read on. If you can walk up big steps and traverse long distances in good spirit, this is the trip for you. If you enjoy experiencing new foods and striking up conversations with strangers, continue on.

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Posted in Travel, Vol 28 No 15 | 4/4 - 4/102 Comments

Those Disney stars just don’t learn

Those Disney stars just don’t learn

02 April 2009

March was a month of highs and lows for Asian celebrities. Yao Ming, Ichiro Suziki, and Freida Pinto flexed their star power. Michelle Kwan attempted a comeback, Bai Ling released a new film, and Lisa Ling’s sister, Laura Ling, ran into some trouble. Things aren’t looking so good for Joe Jonas, who has not seemed to learn from Miley Cyrus’ embarrassing debacle.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Vol 28 No 15 | 4/4 - 4/100 Comments

COMMENTARY: International export opportunities await

30 March 2009

Our economically diverse state has the distinct advantage of physical location, which encourages exporting goods to our neighbors and friends. In fact, our ports are viewed by many as the gateway to Asia, and our access to the Canadian marketplace could not be better...

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NWAW EDITORIAL: We need to embrace diversity more

30 March 2009

Growing up in the 1950s, Mexican feminist and author Gloria Anzaldua wrote about how when she was in school, speaking Spanish was not allowed, and if she spoke a word of it on the playground, she would be punished, sometimes physically...

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Dating outside your race

26 March 2009

By Ryan Pangilinan Northwest Asian Weekly In 2009, should people still care about the demographics of whom other people date? Does racial makeup account for anything anymore? To some, perhaps.

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Posted in Vol 28 No 14 | 3/28-4/30 Comments

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